CAFP Symposium January 22, 2015 at NC State: Linda Harris headlines

If you will be in the N.C. State University/Raleigh area tomorrow (January 22) come on out to a 2hr afternoon Carolina Association for Food Protection sponsored symposium – with friend of barfblog Linda Harris as the headliner. Event Title: Carolina Association for Food Protection symposium.

Keynote by Dr. Linda Harris (UC Davis): Food Safety Considerations for Nuts Produced in the United StatesIMG_0521

Location: Schaub G40 (driving directions below)

Event Date & Time:

Thursday January 22


Event Description:

The Carolina Association for Food Protection hosts a symposium highlighting food safety issues for the food safety community and partners. The event includes four speakers:

2:30- 2:45 Matt Moore (PhD candidate, NCSU, FBNS): Use of a Nucleic Acid Aptamer-based Method to Study Thermal Inactivation of Human Norovirus

2:45- 3:00 Chip Manuel (PhD candidate, NCSU, FBNS): Rapid Destruction of Human Norovirus Capsid and Genome Occurs during Exposure to Copper-containing Surfaces

3:00-3:30 Brett Weed (State Liaison, Food and Drug Administration): Careers in food safety regulation

3:30-4:30 Linda Harris  (Cooperative Extension Specialist in Microbial Food Safety, UC Davis; Vice-President IAFP): Food Safety Considerations for Nuts Produced in the United States.

The first two talks are from students who won 1st place awards in the International Association for Food Protection’s (IAFP) 2014 Developing Scientist Competition.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided


Ben Chapman
919 515 8099

Let me know if you are planning on making it (for parking instructions).

From Durham, Chapel Hill and points west
    • Take I-40 east to Raleigh.
    • Take Exit 289 – Wade Avenue.
    • Continue on this freeway a few miles, pass underneath the beltline (I-440), and go through two stoplights.
    • Turn right at the third stoplight, onto Faircloth Street.
    •  Haircloth turns into Gorman St.
    • Turn left at the second stoplight, Sullivan Drive. 
    • Continue ~ a mile Schaub is on the right hand side.
    • Park off of Sullivan drive in the West Lot or West Deck

From Clayton, Benson and points east
    • Take I-40 West to Raleigh.
    • Take Exit 295 – Gorman Street.
    • Turn right at the foot of the exit onto Gorman Street.
    • Continue a couple of miles and cross Western Boulevard; the campus will be on your right.
    • Turn right at Sullivan Drive. 
    • Continue ~ a mile Schaub is on the right hand side.
    • Park off of Sullivan drive in the West Lot or West Deck

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About Ben Chapman

Dr. Ben Chapman is a professor and food safety extension specialist at North Carolina State University. As a teenager, a Saturday afternoon viewing of the classic cable movie, Outbreak, sparked his interest in pathogens and public health. With the goal of less foodborne illness, his group designs, implements, and evaluates food safety strategies, messages, and media from farm-to-fork. Through reality-based research, Chapman investigates behaviors and creates interventions aimed at amateur and professional food handlers, managers, and organizational decision-makers; the gate keepers of safe food. Ben co-hosts a biweekly podcast called Food Safety Talk and tries to further engage folks online through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and, maybe not surprisingly, Pinterest. Follow on Twitter @benjaminchapman.